IFA2008 archive

  • VIDEO: Samsung's ultra-slim TVs
    Home Cinema

    VIDEO: Samsung's ultra-slim TVs

    By 15 September 2008

    Samsung's ultra-slim range of televisions are not due to hit shops until early 2009, but can be seen in their skinny glory at IFA in this quick Megawhat video.

  • Samsung slams Sony, Philips and Sharp
    Home Cinema

    Samsung slams Sony, Philips and Sharp

    By 3 September 2008

    Samsung has slammed Sony, Philips and Sharp claiming their engineers aren't up to scratch. The comment, referring to the need for a separate box for the picture processing electronics, come as all three companies launch ultra-slim televisions - but with...

  • VIDEO: TomTom GO x40 Live
    Online

    VIDEO: TomTom GO x40 Live

    By 2 September 2008

    Katie Scott hits the show floor at IFA for a eyeballs-on with TomTom's new GO x40 Live that promises some swanky route finding features...

  • Apple iPod nano 4G case spotted
    Audio

    Apple iPod nano 4G case spotted

    By 2 September 2008

    Spotted by the Engadget Spain hombres, buried amongst the thin TVs and netbooks at IFA, this case - clearly marked as for the nano 4G - appears to give weight to Kevin Rose's longer, thinner new nano incoming theory. Hmmm.

  • VIDEO: Philips Essence television
    Home Cinema

    VIDEO: Philips Essence television

    By 1 September 2008

    In the latest Megawhat video, Katie Scott hits the Philips' stand at IFA to get the skinny on Philips' new super-slim TV. Spot the deliberate mistake with the measurements (Ms Scott means 38mm, rather than 380) and rather than the 3900 euro price tag...

  • PC case modders get creative at IFA
    Online

    PC case modders get creative at IFA

    By 1 September 2008

    PCs are renowned for being a beige box under your desk. It seems then, these part time designers didn't get the memo. Held as a competition within IFA in Berlin, this collection of PC cases aren’t your average box to hide out of sight. Whether it's...

  • TrekStor present USB drive and bottle opener in one
    Gadgets

    TrekStor present USB drive and bottle opener in one

    By 1 September 2008

    TrekStor, the German MP3 manufacturer, has come up with what could be seen as the ultimate gadget for people that like to transfer files around and have a beer. Following bottle openers in belts and flip-flops, TrekStor has put a bottle opener on a USB...

  • OneForAll Xsight universal remote announced
    Home Cinema

    OneForAll Xsight universal remote announced

    By 1 September 2008

    OneForAll, widely known for their range of universal and replacements remotes, has announced the launch of a new model, the "revolutionary" Xsight. As suggested by the name, the new remote features an LCD screen, which is touch-enabled, allowing you to...

  • TrekStor Wireless SoundBox delivers music around the house
    Audio

    TrekStor Wireless SoundBox delivers music around the house

    By 1 September 2008

    TrekStor, the maker of a £10,000 MP3 player, has ventured beyond portable devices to create a new wireless speaker system for the home. Announcing the new product at IFA in Berlin, the Wireless SoundBox as it will be known, promises to let you listen...

  • Commodore  UMMD 8010/F netbook announced
    Laptops

    Commodore UMMD 8010/F netbook announced

    By 1 September 2008

    Commodore has joined the netbook market with the announcement of a new Via C7-M processor-sporting netbook at IFA in Berlin for those keen to rekindle the C64 days. The rather bland looking netbook, called the UMMD 8010/F will offer an 80GB hard drive,...

  • Sansa Fuze gets colourful remake in UK
    Audio

    Sansa Fuze gets colourful remake in UK

    By 1 September 2008

    Following its announcement earlier in the year in the US, SanDisk has announced that UK customers will be able to get the Sansa Fuze in a range of colours other than black. Making the announcement at IFA in Berlin, a spokesperson for the company said...

  • Mio C728 turns GPS into 7-inch TV when you're not lost
    Online

    Mio C728 turns GPS into 7-inch TV when you're not lost

    By 30 August 2008

    Mio has launched a new satnav device at IFA in Berlin that features a 7-inch screen and TV playback options and DivX support. The new C728 will come with an 800 x 480 resolution (WVGA) screen making sure you'll never have issues about seeing where on...

  • Mio Leap G50 offers yet another "Phone with GPS"
    Phones

    Mio Leap G50 offers yet another "Phone with GPS"

    By 30 August 2008

    Mio has launched a new mobile phone with GPS as it tries to hold on to its one time lead in the "Mobile phone with GPS" market. The Mio Leap G50, which arrives in a phone market bustling with GPS chips included will sport the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating...

  • MiTAC MiSTATION netbooks brings GPS to workers on the go
    Laptops

    MiTAC MiSTATION netbooks brings GPS to workers on the go

    By 30 August 2008

    MiTAC the company that owns Mio and Navman has become the latest company to launch a netbook computer. Following hot on the heels of other manufacturers launching netbooks at IFA in Berlin, the new model, called the MiStation, will sport a 8.9-inch screen...

  • Lego USB drive lets you build memory
    Gadgets

    Lego USB drive lets you build memory

    By 30 August 2008

    Lego fans looking to transfer their files around have been given yet another unofficial Lego inspired USB drive at IFA in Berlin. The Zip Zip memory brick is a USB 2.0 flash memory drive housed within a replica Lego brick. Although not indorsed by Lego,...

  • iRiver P20 debuts at IFA
    Audio

    iRiver P20 debuts at IFA

    By 30 August 2008

    Not content with debuting the SPINN, iRiver has announced a second AMOLED screened PMP device at IFA in Berlin. The P20 will sport a 4.1-inch, an 80GB or 120GB hard drive as well as an FM Tuner, voice recording functions, and flash game for when you are...

  • iRiver SPINN heads to Europe
    Audio

    iRiver SPINN heads to Europe

    By 30 August 2008

    iRiver has debuted its SPINN MP4 player at IFA in Berlin. The new multimedia player, that's capable of playing music, video and images is due to hit Europe in the next couple of months. The SPINN, will feature a 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen (WQVGA: 480...

  • Revo Blok launches
    Audio

    Revo Blok launches

    By 30 August 2008

    Revo Technologies has announced the launch of "Blok", its first dedicated product for iPods. Debuting at IFA, the company says that in a category "dominated by black and white plastic rivals" the wooden Blok, made of American walnut or black oak, will...

  • Harman Kardon GLA-55 speakers launch
    Audio

    Harman Kardon GLA-55 speakers launch

    By 30 August 2008

    Harman Kardon has announced the launch of the "GLA-55" two-piece computer speaker system. The company says it's "arguably the best 2.0 speaker system available today" and describes it as a "stylised multimedia focal point, boasting breathtaking beauty,...

  • LG DVS450H DVD player launches
    Home Cinema

    LG DVS450H DVD player launches

    By 30 August 2008

    LG has launched the DivX certified DVS450H DVD player that is capable of playing high-definition DivX digital content. With this device, consumers can watch high-definition DivX videos burned to DVD’s or stored on USB flash drives. As well as the DivX...

  • WirelessHD televisions promised for CES 2009
    Home Cinema

    WirelessHD televisions promised for CES 2009

    By 30 August 2008

    A multitude of WirelessHD enabled televisions will be launched at CES in Las Vegas in 2009, Pocket-lint has learnt. Although no specific details of which manufacturers would be making announcements at the Las Vegas show, SiBeam, the chipset maker that...

  • Sony's budget Bravia VPL-HW10 HD SXRD projector
    Home Cinema

    Sony's budget Bravia VPL-HW10 HD SXRD projector

    By 29 August 2008

    Sony is claiming that its latest projector will deliver "cinematic clarity" and full 1080p HD viewing, but will have a price that isn't going to break the bank. This LCD projector is built around Sony's Bravia 2 signal processing engine, which Sony says...

  • JVC NX-BD3 Blu-ray home theatre system launches
    Home Cinema

    JVC NX-BD3 Blu-ray home theatre system launches

    By 29 August 2008

    JVC has chosen IFA as the venue to launch its first foray into the Blu-ray market with the introduction of the NX-BD3 that the company will offer as a 2.1-channel Network Media System with Blu-ray disc player. JVC claims that the NX-BD3 warrants a "world's...

  • VIDEO: Sony Bravia Z4500
    Home Cinema

    VIDEO: Sony Bravia Z4500

    By 29 August 2008

    Way back in May, Samsung unveiled to the world the first ever LCD panel that could deliver content at an image-driving speed of 240 hertz. This is double the rate of current gen LCDs. Does it look good? We grabbed some video of the new TVs at IFA in Berlin...

  • VIDEO: Sony Cyber-shot T500
    Cameras

    VIDEO: Sony Cyber-shot T500

    By 29 August 2008

    Sony has launched the Cyber-shot DSC-T500, a 10-megapixel camera that offers 720p movie recording at 30 frames per second in the MPEG4 H.264 codec. We managed to get a quick hands on of the new model on the stand at IFA in Berlin. Watch the video to see...